forecast


forecast
A statement of expected meteorological conditions for a specified time or period, and for a specified area or a portion of airspace (ICAO). It includes terminal and en route weather, wind velocity at various heights, cloud amounts and types, visibility, precipitation, ice formation, barometric pressure, and any other significant weather condition that may affect the flight.

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  • Forecast — Fore*cast , v. t. 1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project. [1913 Webster] He shall forecast his devices against the strongholds. Dan. xi. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for; as, to forecast the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forecast — Fore cast, n. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination. [1913 Webster] He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and predetermination of the gods themselves. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A calculation predicting future… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forecast — [fôr′kast΄; ] for v., also [ fôr kast′] vt. forecast or forecasted, forecasting [ME forecasten < fore (see FORE) + casten, to contrive: see CAST] 1. Archaic to foresee 2. to estimate or calculate in advance; predict or seek to predict (weather …   English World dictionary

  • Forecast — Fore*cast , v. i. To contrive or plan beforehand. [1913 Webster] If it happen as I did forecast. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forecast — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable both as a noun and as a verb. As a past form and past participle, forecast (identical to the form of the present tense) has more or less ousted forecasted …   Modern English usage

  • forecast — [n] prediction, often of weather or business anticipation, augury, budget, calculation, cast, conjecture, divination, estimate, foreknowledge, foreseeing, foresight, foretelling, forethought, foretoken, guess, outlook, planning, precognition,… …   New thesaurus

  • forecast — ► VERB (past and past part. forecast or forecasted) ▪ predict or estimate (a future event or trend). ► NOUN ▪ a prediction or estimate, especially of the weather or a financial trend. DERIVATIVES forecaster noun …   English terms dictionary

  • forecast — index anticipate (prognosticate), contrive, expect (consider probable), foreseen, forewarn, herald …   Law dictionary

  • forecast — vb predict, *foretell, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *foresee, foreknow, anticipate, apprehend, divine: surmise, Conjecture, guess: *infer, gather, conclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • forecast — ▪ I. forecast fore‧cast 1 [ˈfɔːkɑːst ǁ ˈfɔːrkæst] noun [countable] ECONOMICS a description of what is likely to happen in the future, based on information that is available now: • The figures for 2001 are forecasts, the others are actuals. • a… …   Financial and business terms

  • forecast — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, optimistic ▪ gloomy, pessimistic ▪ conservative ▪ accurate, correct …   Collocations dictionary


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